Baseball: West teams know stretch run is here

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It may seem that the weather just turned to baseball weather this week ... and now the season is almost over.

There are only two weeks left now with the WPIAL requiring all section games to be played by May 6.

The top three teams qualify for the playoffs as well as any ties that cannot be broken by head-to head games.

Because the early season was so accentuated by postponements, the playoff picture is far from clear even though so little time is left. No team has clinched and no team has been eliminated even though the season's days are numbered.


Sports Town West Week in Review (Apr. 13-19)

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Lacrosse: West boys and girls teams making their mark

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Seven games into the season, the Moon High boys lacrosse team and has passed every test en route to a No. 7 rating in's ratings for Western Pennsylvania teams.

Moon has earned close victories over Mars (4-3), Indiana (7-5) and Chartiers Valley (8-6). The other four victories have been by slightly more comfortable margins. Moon hosts Knoch today.

The two regional teams competing in girls lacrosse -- Blackhawk and Moon -- are chasing first-place Chartiers Valley for top honors in Division 2, Section 2.

Currently, the Colts are ranked No. 3 in the ratings with an overall record of 8-0 and a section mark of 4-0. Both Blackhawk and Moon have identical section records of 3-1. The Cougars are 4-1 overall, while Moon is 7-2.


Boys Basketball: 2014 West Fabulous Five

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Below are the Post-Gazette's Fabulous Five boys basketball players from the West.

Maverick Rowan
Lincoln Park
Guard, 6-7, Soph.
A Pitt commit who is ranked as the No. 47 sophomore in the country by, Rowan excelled in his second high school season, averaging 26.3 points, 6.9 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.7 steals per game. ... He shot 89 percent from the free throw line and made 52 in a row at one point. ... First sophomore to make the Post-Gazette's Fabulous Five since DeJuan Blair in 2005. ... Has 1,482 career points, putting him halfway to the WPIAL career scoring record held by Valley's Tom Pipkins.